Bell & Ross has dropped a black ceramic chronograph to mark its involvement with France’s national aerobatic display team.
The Franco-Swiss brand announced it had become the official watchmaking partner of the Patrouille de France earlier this year.
The new BR 03-94 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE uses a 42mm square, matte black ceramic case with bidirectional rotating bezel with engraved 60-minute scale housing a BR-CAL.301 automatic chronograph movement.
Bell & Ross have reflected the colors of the Tricolore using a blue dial (with recessed running second and 30-minute chronograph counter sub dials at the three and nine o’clock positions), white Super-LumiNova markings and red tipped chronograph hands while the Patrouille de France logo sits at the six o’clock position and is also engraved on the caseback.
As well as the 500-piece mechanical edition, Bell & Ross will be producing a near identical 100-piece limited edition using a quartz movement, which the pilots of the patrouille de France will wear.
The new BR 03-94 PATROUILLE DE FRANCE is limited to 500 pieces and available now via Bell & Ross, priced $7,500 USD (£5,400 GBP).
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